Laboratory Manager

About AbBaltis


AbBaltis Ltd is an award winning, innovative, growing company with an ethos to support, nurture and develop its employees. We are now seeking applications from candidates who are interested in joining a dynamic company to help take our operations to the next level. 


If you are a leader who can mentor and nurture your team, with a talent for proactively structuring and organising processes and the working environment, then we encourage you to apply. 


This role is lab based.


Description of Duties


  • Ensure the smooth running of the laboratory
  • Managing budgets
  • Identifying and evaluating capital equipment and negotiating with suppliers
  • Implementing automation into the laboratory
  • Implementing KAIZEN philosophy in the laboratory
  • Identifying and hiring new staff when necessary
  • Mentor, supervise and train laboratory staff
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures
  • Compare performance of diagnostic test kits available on the market and identify the best ones to use for in house screening procedures
  • Troubleshoot existing methods
  • Work with laboratory team when demand is high and providing cover during holidays
  • ‘Manage by walking’ to identify process improvement opportunities, adherence to Health & Safety rules and ensure a high standard of the general lab environment
  • Keep abreast of scientific research and developments in the sector
  • Work with Supply Chain Manager to ensure effective rotation of stock and reduce overstocking
  • Carry out general administrative duties
  • Any other duties as requested by the line manager to ensure smooth running of the company


Candidate Requirements – Essential


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a supervisory position in a commercial laboratory setting
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Science
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to develop relationships with colleagues
  • Effective communicator
  • Proven project management skills
  • Ability to create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and maintain accurate laboratory records
  • Strong continuous improvement mindset
  • Excellent computer skills e.g. Microsoft Office


Salary £28,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience


To apply for this position please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your skills and experience to